Monday’s best TV: Guy Martin’s Wall of Death; Eddie Izzard: 27 Marathons in 27 Days; Maigret; Fresh Meat

Guy Martin revs up his motorcycle to ride round an enormous ‘wall of death’; Rowan Atkinson excels as detective Jules Maigret; South Africa is the setting for Eddie Izzard’s latest incredible feat of ...

Michael Hayes obituary

My father, Michael Hayes, the television director and producer, and former Shakespearean actor, who has died aged 85, is best known for directing 14 episodes of Doctor Who (with Tom Baker, 1978-79), ...

Alan Bridges obituary

Television director in the glory days of the BBC, who went on to make feature films Alan Bridges, who has died aged 86, was a leading director during the glory days of the BBC, from the mid-60s to ...

Alan Bridges obituary

Television director in the glory days of the BBC, who went on to make feature films Alan Bridges, who has died aged 86, was a leading director during the glory days of the BBC, from the mid-60s to ...

Aubrey Woods obituary

Graceful stage actor who stood out in Doctor Who on TV and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory In a long and distinguished career, the actor Aubrey Woods, who has died aged 85, covered the ...

Aubrey Woods obituary

Graceful stage actor who stood out in Doctor Who on TV and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory In a long and distinguished career, the actor Aubrey Woods, who has died aged 85, covered the ...

BBC returns to Tolstoy's War and Peace

Unlike broadcaster's epic 1972 dramatisation, new adaptation by Pride and Prejudice screenwriter will be in six parts More than 40 years after its epic 20-part dramatisation starring Anthony Hopkins, ...

Frederick Treves obituary

A familiar face on stage and screen, he often played authority figures In an acting career that lasted for well over half a century, Frederick Treves, who has died aged 86, specialised in playing men ...